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CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
governed. those words were spoken by the brilliant 18th century massachusetts governor thomas hutchenson, and i'll tell you more about him later. let me tell you what else he said because the words hold true today as much as they did then in 1774. governor hutchenson said you can take the happiest and most comfortable people and use malicious, rhetorical skills to arouse popular discontent with their government, with their rulers, with everything around them, even themselves. this is one of the weaknesses, he said, these are his words "one of the weaknesses of human nature of which ambitious politicians make you to serve their purposes." i year before he uttered those words, a group of boston rebel rowsers convinced americans they were miserable, and to quote hitchenson again, "those who think they are misrabble are so despite real evidence to the contrary." now, i doubt if there's a single one of today's tea party patriots who knew what the original tea party and tea party movement were about. far from being patriots, the original tea partyers were smugglers. some of them, among the wea
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm EST
does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. markey: mr. speaker, i have a special order. the speaker pro tempore: the house lays before the house the following personal requests. the clerk: leaves of absence requested for mr. mica of florida after 5:00 p.m. today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the request is granted. are there requests for one-minute speechs? under the speaker's announced spoifl january 5, 2011, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. markey, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. markey: thank you, mr. chairman. i rise this evening to honor two great members of the massachusetts delegation who are departing. the first, john olver. john olver is a public service power house. a transportation titan. inside of this institution. he has a ph.d. in science but as he came to this institution, he became a scientist who became a statesman. we were honored to have him in our delegation, in this chamber. he was an avid outdoorsman, but he was ahead of his time in bringing attention to the impact of climate change, the need
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am EST
of my time. >> the gentleman from massachusetts. >> i would like to yield one minute to the once and future speaker of the house, more is leader nancy pelosi. >> the chair recognizes the minority leader. >> i think john boehner for his leadership and cooperation in bringing this legislation to the floor. thank you, mr. speaker. tip o'neill said the speaker of the house, i have the privilege of serving in the office that tip o'neill had when he was speaker of the house and having in my possession the gavel that was given to speaker o'neill when he became the leader. it is waterboard, so you can only use it one time. perhaps you should use it today. you make this possible, all of us do. all of us admire to o'neill. and i thank you for your fine work. two weeks ago, members of congress, joined members of the o'neill family and others plant a tree in honor of the life of tip o'neill. today we honor tapped again, passing a resolution to inscribe his name on a federal building paying tribute to the service and leadership to the state of massachusetts and the house of representatives and hi
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
senate seat in massachusetts. i am ready to pick a whipper in that race. tweet me your guess s. you can tweet your guess s about who will win the race. the guys in the vatican, don't want other guys to be married. if they are gay. [ male announce] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. she also likes to ride her bike. she knows the potential for making or losing money can pop up anytime. that's why she trades with the leader in mobile trading. so she's always ready to take action, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a challenge. this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doct
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
will be my prediction of who will win the senate seat in massachusetts. i am ready to pick a whipper in that race. tweet me your guess s. you ckacan tweet your guess s at who will win the race. the guys in the vatican, don't want other guys to be married. if they are gay. hat time of yea. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. >>> just reading some of your tweets here about who i will pred
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
. he liked the massachusetts troops. the democratic. he did not wear the red color. he had things that were not as easy to see in the woods. they liked him so much that when he was killed, they put a memorial tablet, the massachusetts house, the assembly, but a tablet in westminster abbey. the tablet was enormously impressive. he was the hero of his two younger brothers. the younger brothers, one of them an admiral, a commander of the british navy during that time. answer william howell, the general at bunker hill and other battles. -- sir william hall. -- howell. they did not want to win the revolution unless it made it possible for americans and the british to have an effective and solid union. i think he wanted to win it in a way the americans would say we have been outmaneuver or we cannot win this. but he did not want anything that was an inconclusive bloody mess. unfortunately, for the british, that meant he did not try as hard as another general might have. >> you have a quotation from door to washington from december 1775. a chapter 22, i want to read it. "if that man -- >
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 7:15pm EST
printed in salem, massachusetts. here we have the most out of the eyewitness account of the boston tea party. it was written by an impartial observer. very common for students to be used. he read about a padlock being destroyed one of the ships and how the rebels who are writing quickly replaced by padlock to remain blameless for anything but the destruction. you also learn the same account of one of the rebel columnists pocketing and quickly been seized by other participants. we also learned the boston tea party was not celebrated. in a february 1774 cassette, we read the minutes from marshfield, massachusetts at a meeting where they label the boston tea party illegal, unjust and dangerous. the shot heard round the world, that came very close to happening on multiple occasions weeks and months prior to april 19, 1775. one case in particular cover in the book is how close he came to happening for months prior. also along paul revere once i learned he went on multiple revolutionary race. one case in particular was his right to philadelphia back to shaer, which is here the account word t
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
him so much. when he was killed, they put a memorial tablet to him in massachusetts assembly, the house. they put this tablet in westminster abbey. and the family was enormously impressed by this. he was the hero of his two younger brothers. and his two younger brothers, one was the commander of the british navy at that time. william howe was the general at bunker hill and others. they did not want to win the revolution unless they won it in a way that made it possible for the americans and the british to have an effective and solid union. i think he wanted to win it in a way that the americans would say, well, we have been outmaneuvered or we cannot win this. but he did not want anything that was an inconclusive bloody mess. unfortunately for the british, that meant that he did not always fire as another general would have. >> from george washington in december 1775 -- that is our first president, george washington. >> i think george washington said this when he was up in massachusetts in the beginning of december 1775 or maybe late november. communications were slow in these day
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 10:00pm EST
16, 1874 a reservoir dam gave way in western massachusetts to a nation in and tidal wave that was between 20 and 40 feet high and 300 feet wide and came down a 14-mile valley swept through williamsburg williamsburg, skinnerville, florence and new hampton. to give a sense of the power to appreciate the time it took to pass through portions of the valley. in the lower portion the land was turned into a plane and it took an hour and a half to fled northampton to flood into the connecticut river. in the of the region's the 600 million gallons of water went through a williamsburg williamsburg, skinnerville and hated bill 15 minutes each. the worst industrial disaster at the time. over $1 million of property damage was sustained almost a hundred people left homeless and 139 were killed my input book is about the only village not be built skinnerville and william skinner. what set his story apart is the success and he achieved after the disaster. skinnerville had the worst destruction, it was obliterated from the face of the earth and a one. left, his house was the only one left standing
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
or higher grew the most. academic inequality is also climbing. in massachusetts as an example, over the past two decades, the number of higher degrees rose 9%. in the middle fifth of households, that went up 14. in the top quartile, 22% of folks there were able to gain degrees. joining me via skype is david rhode. an extensive series about inequal in the u.s., also a two-time pulitzer prizewinner. thanks for being with us today. first off, i want to ask you, you say in your series here that the federal government has emerged as one of the most potent factor driving income inequality. what do you mean? >> this has to do with the first story in the series, which is about tax equality. we did find the bush era tax cuts and sort of increased incomes at the top, that was a factor in reducing inequality, so it can be something that the government can do to mitigate. we tried to look at data in our series. we didn't want to be partisan about this. one factor that can help is tax policy, but the broader issue is jobs. people at the top are earning much more than they ever have. >> talks to
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
back into central massachusetts and connecticut. for the most part, new york city, about an inch or so. new york, connecticut, western massachusetts, we should pick up about 3 inches out of this storm. >> all right, dylan, thanks so much. >>> coming up -- a million-dollar t-rex smuggling ring. >>> adam lanza's dna will be studied. >>> plus, who are hollywood's most bankable stars. you'll find out. you're watching first look on msnbc. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
a snow plow being stolen, but that is what happened in massachusetts. >> a snow plow was stolen driven away, later returned. massachusetts police are investigating. surveillance cameras show the snow plow being taken thursday night. the next day it was found in a parking lot. >> it looks like it was just parked. they brought it here but it looks like somebody hop in took it for a ride, and parked it. >> the police dusted the snowplow for fingerprints and are hoping to find the person responsible. >> maybe they have a big drive away and they were preparing for the storm. i >>>> we had some snowflakes, we knew that it would be no big deal. we were talking about that all day yesterday. just how warm it was, it was going to prevent anything from accumulating. that was the case in the district. old town alexandria, fluffy snow flakes. 42 degrees, 37 wind chill factor. that will plummet through the next few. the weatherbug children's hospital, 0.2 inches of rain since midnight. if that was no we would have been looking at a couple of inches but that is definitely not the case, no snow
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 8:30pm EST
government sent their own report. so in 1775 that is why the massachusetts government was not willing to spend the money. they knew they could be skipped if they did not. >>. >> we will continue questions downstairs. also signings of the book. let's continue downstairs. for our panelists. robert, a tired, and john todd andrlik is a publisher of raglan did, >> it is always a treat to be in this store it is a wonderland. about five years ago a friend suggested that i share rightabout ms. green. [laughter] i said to? she was called the which up on wall street. she was interesting but finance and wall street? then it was 2008. and everything changed the stock market collapsed collapsed, real-estate prices plunged and we were in a financial panic i started to think more about ms. green and how she's survived ms. green and how she's survived many financial crisis. there were no diaries then i remember something that was said that nice girls keep diaries. bad girls do not have time last laugh and hetty green was bad. now with men but many. she was consumed with money. born in massachusetts 1834
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am PST
last name for someone in massachusetts. thanks so much. we appreciate it. >> thanks, luke. >> a question off the bat i have to ask you, it seems that the folks who would possibly run against scott brown in this special is are some of the folks we heard about before in 2010. mike capuano, these guys who have been around the block a lot in massachusetts politics. folks that are often the target of guys like howie carr. can any of these guys muster a real fight against scott brown? >> that's a good question. i mean, you're hearing their names a lot. they are popular politicians in massachusetts. but their districts are small. and certainly scott brown remains one of the most popular politicians in the state. these guys are well liked. but whether they have what it takes to beat him is a little bit unclear. ed markey in particular has a good chunk of change in his account which will certainly help. we have the massachusetts democratic machine on their side. but that's the big question. >> let's talk about that machine. because what we hear now from the massachusetts democrats, and t
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 2:30am PST
potential replacement in massachusetts. senator scott brown, who was defeated last month by elizabeth warren, appears to be the clear choice for republicans. a poll conducted before the selection of kerry found brown dominating the field. the wbur poll also shows the senator topping any democrat by eight points. brown is yet to say whether he plans to run in the special election. as for the democrats, it's only clear who's not running right now. ted kennedy jr. was floated as a possible contender, but he says he's not interested. kennedy said he was grateful for the offers of support, but he considers connecticut to be his home, leaving the door open for a potential future run in that state. and actor and director ben affleck isn't ready to leave hollywood. the "argo" star, who had showed interest in politics, confirms he doesn't want kerry's seat, saying "i love massachusetts and our political process, but i am not running for office." >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering from what doctors call
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 10:00pm PST
massachusetts, are you ready for another scott brown senate campaign? >> there are so many things we need to get done. >> today i made the decision. >> withdrawing her own name. >> not to continue to be considered. >> she had to remove her name. >> to be the next secretary of state. >> to be the best thing for our country. >> i don't believe she deserves to be promoted. >> i don't trust her. >> this is not going to help republicans at all. >> there are so many things we need to get done. >> most of you want compromise. >> the two sides are talking. >> let's get real. >> let really get real. >> tensions in washington are nearing critical mass. >> here we are at the 11th hour. >> 18 days. >> the republicans sent a letter. >> we made a reasonable offer. >> it is this issue spending. >> let's all take a deep breath. >> voters trust the president to handle negotiation. >> are we back to square one? >> here we are again. >> the president is not serious about cutting spending. >> it doesn't make sense. >> but to give a tax cut to the wealthiest people. >> i have no idea. >> we have clarity
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 3:00pm EST
that of holyoke, massachusetts. and holyoke was an ingeniously-designed city, specifically designed for industry. it was hoped to be even greater than the urban mill centers of lawrence. holyoke was considered to be the greatest potential mill power in new england. the dam that, it dammed the connecticut river on the right-hand side, right here, was at a crest of a 60-foot fall in the river and capable of generating power for 300 mills. the cotton lords that created holyoke on the model of lowell and lawrence devised a three-tiered canal system so that, unfortunately, it doesn't show in this map, but the canals come -- the first canal comes like this, and this comes like that, and that comes like this. so the connecticut river was able to be used over three times. now, holyoke made offers to the manufacturers in the valley, and can skinner's the only one who accepted the offer and moved. and he's the only one who survived. skinner knew he needed two things to be able to make a go of it again: he needed money, and he needed water power. in skinnerville he was going to have to rely on
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 2:55pm EST
the gentleman from massachusetts who is right here wishes me to yield to him, i just saw he reentered the chamber. . the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman from california yield for particle metropolitanry inquiry? mr. sherman: yes. -- parliamentary inquiry? smermsherm yes. -- mr. sherman: yes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. sherman: i yield four minutes to the gentleman from massachusetts. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for four minutes. >> i thank the gentleman very much. the language which is in question here is language which was heard by mr. barton and i in 1999 as part of the consideration of the graham-leach-bliley bill. mr. markey: the language had, for privacy, none had been included in the senate, none had been included in the rest of the process. but as the bill came to the energy and commerce committee in 1999, mr. barton and i, we added privacy language. believing that as companies are able to consolidate, banking records, insurance records, brokerage records, the physical e
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
run for the seat in massachusetts, what's happening there? >> more of interesting dynamics at play. whenever a kennedy decides to run in massachusetts he sort of think that clears the field. so when he said he wanted to stay in connecticut, potentially run for something there one day -- >> ifill: which is where he lives. >> exactly. opens up the field for the democrats in a big way. really where everybody is paying attention right now the republican side. senator scott brown just lost the seat very high profile race in 2012 to elizabeth warren, should he choose to run for special election, try to repeat in 2010 to be able to catch democrats by surprise, that could be his seat. but he may not run. there are lot 6 different things at play, he has options down the line, always run for governor at some point. if he doesn't run, then the republicans will sort of start to step up. >> ifill: interesting that elizabeth warren is about to be senior senator from massachusetts before she's sworn in. also tomorrow mows falling in the house, there are three members, massachusetts members who ar
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:30am EST
everything. pretty cool. >>> sorry, massachusetts, it's not going to happen. >> no doubt some people are disappointed about an oscar winner, not going to be leaving your state anytime soon. we'll tell you why ben affleck says he is not running for senate. >>> plus jessica simpson uses twitter to make an official announcement. of course if you read the tweet, you said i already knew that. >>> i'm meteorologist mike massco. this is our interactive radar. you can get it on the google play store and also the i-tune store. some rain and snow moving into the area. it's 33 right now and it's snowing to beat the band in the south. >>reporter: well, mike, the snow is making its way right up 95 right now. i'll let you know what traffic looks like on the beltway and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland." it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks to
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 1:25am EST
polygamy, for example. >> host: so when it came to massachusetts, talk about massachusetts or pennsylvania, we're here in pennsylvania, as a case study of states, regulating religion. >> guest: sure. pennsylvania, for example, had an active blasphemy now, which we think of now as unconstitutional, but in the last case that was brought, the last criminal prosecution under blasphemy law was actually brought in the early 1970s, kind of by accident, against someone who had a sign in the window saying something like "wanted: radical carpenter, speaks to crowd preaching peace," and, of course, the person met jesus, but someone complained, and the american civil liberties union got involved, and the prosecution was droppedded. more recently, the -- a film company owner tried to name his company i choose hell productions, and was denied in corporation under the state's incorporation laws because it was a blasphemy title for the company, and that, too, eventually was dismissed. >> host: professor gordon, why did it start to change in the early 20th century in >> -- >> guest: i think for several rea
NBC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
massachusetts avenue in northeast washington. we're told the officer was hit during a traffic stop. her condition has not been released. so far no charges have been filed against the driver. >>> a video posted online is sparking an investigation of a metro bus driver. check it out. this video appears to show the driver holding and possibly even reading a newspaper behind the wheel. the rider who shot this video on unsuck d.c. metro posted it online. metro will start monitoring some of its employees next year, including bus drivers, to make sure they get enough sleep. the transit agency will ask those who maintain buses and trains to log their sleep habits and wear a motion detecting advice. metro is trying to combat fatigue after a 2011 study found those worked longer hours than allowed and had no limit to the number of consecutive days they worked. metro is also concerned about late night shift workers who are most vulnerable to fatigue. county leaders say the pentagon never offered traffic solutions when it moved thousands of people to ft. belvoir and the marc center and neighboring a
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
all. we can make a big dent. i can talk about where i'm from which is massachusetts and we have sensible gun control laws and it's very hard for criminals in massachusetts to get guns from massachusetts and so what they have to do is somebody brings guns in to them from new hampshire and vermont and then south carolina up the iron pipeline. we would do very well in massachusetts if we had a one gun per month law nationally to make it so it's not profitable to bring guns in to the inner city gangs. i think there's lots of things to do. and i just want to mention one thing which gun owners can do. we are trying to push this notion of the 11th commandment of gun safety and what that would say is similar to friends don't let friends drive drunk. we know that when people are going through a bad patch, the last thing they want -- should have available to them is a firearm because firearms really are a risk factor for dying in a suicide. if you're a good friend and somebody's -- wife left them, whatever it is, take it upon yourself to say, you know, get the gun away from the house for
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
. but the locals didn't take to him. he moved to lowell, massachusetts, just to run for the house. george mcgovern carried that race. it forced him to start all over again from scratch. a law degree from boston college, a spot in the d.a.'s office in massachusetts. the clock yuz ticking. kerry was 29 when he first run for congress. but at 40, he hadn't found a place to climb to the top in politics. his boss surprised everyone and ran for re-election instead. then he had to step aside when another up and comer named barney frank got all the support. in 1982 race for lieutenant governor of massachusetts. the job wasn't much, but at least it was something. but the odds were long. there were a lot of ambitious democrats in massachusetts. and they all had the same idea. kerry had trouble qualifying for the ballot. he was an afterthought at the state convention. if he lost the primary, he'd probably be done for good. somehow he pulled out that race with less than 30% of the vote in the primary. all that got him was the lieutenant governors office which has snuffed out a few promising ca
Current
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
. dory in massachusetts. >> caller: good morning, darling. today is my birthday and since i have the [ inaudible ] all over me, i would like to ask squeezy to wish me a happy birthday. [ heavy breathing ] >> what are you wearing? i bet you are in your birthday suit. >> stephanie: don't encourage him. for god's sake. what is going on with janet in georgia. welcome. >> caller: hi, steph and mooks i'm calling from a red state and i wanted to ask the health care geek what is going to happen now that our republican governor has turned down the expansion of the medicaid. >> well, the supreme court ruled that the federal government couldn't require states to expand medicaid, so unfortunately there will be a lot of people who fall below 133% of the poverty level in your state who would have had access to health care who now probably won't. i don't know what the contingency plans are for that or statewide what they are going to do, but the reason why it is such a good idea for states to taken that opportunity, was the federal government said we'll pick up the tab 100% for the first three year
NBC
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
massachusetts avenue in northwest d.c. jackie benson has the story. >> reporter: this was a violent confrontation. the 28-year-old motorist is expected to survive his injuries. police are searching for the bike rider. d.c. police officers were called to the 1600 block of massachusetts avenue northwest scott circle about 10:20 p.m. wednesday for a report of a stabbing. witnesses told investigators that a bicyclist apparently upset about being cut off struck the driver's side mirror of a smart car with a head bike lock. according to the police report, the driver then got out of the car and said, why did you do that? that's when it escalated into a fight which ended, according to witnesses, when the bicyclist stabbed the driver in the ribs, then fled the scene. more bikes and cars are sharing the road than ever before in the district, and it can at times make for uneasy coexistence. gregory building with the washington area bicyclist association says it's important for both motorists and bike riders to observe the rules of the road. he notes that the time of year when the days are the
PBS
Dec 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
, massachusetts, connecticut, and new york, erotically. the five highest, louisiana, mississippi, alaska, nevada, alabama. the other five have the highest gun ownership in the country and the most relaxed laws. >> we have the toughest gun laws in the city. it did not do much to cut down on the violence. it took a lot of police to do it. >> go on the internet. google gun-control and see what you come up with. statements from the founding fathers about our guns. toward washington. -- george washington. try to stop gun sales in this country, you will run into a series of roadblocks. >> australia had a mass killing in the mid-1990s and they passed a severe loss where all existing guns had to be turned in. the government bought them back. after a certain date if they were in your home, you were arrested. they have had a decrease in crime and suicide, which is an interesting development. it seems to me, you either have to go that route, which you cannot in the u.s. -- gun ownership in australia was 5% of households. gallup has shown is 47% here. we have the second amendment and the his
CBS
Dec 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
democrats said tonight the nominee who would be most easily confirmed is massachusetts senator john kerry. >> pelley: bob, thank you very much. busy at the white house today. the speaker of the house met with the president to try to break the budget deadlock. in about two weeks, as you know, most americans will see a big tax increase, and there will be massive spending cuts unless another way is found to reduce the red ink in the budget. mr. obama wants to raise taxes on the top 2% of americans, and that would include married couples earning more than $250,000. nancy cordes is at the capitol tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, the president and speaker boehner met at the white house this evening for about 50 minutes. we're told the conversation was frank, but before he headed to the white house, speaker boehner gave this grim assessment of the state of talks right now. >> here we are at the 11th hour, and the president still isn't serious about dealing with this issue right here. it's this issue: spending! >> reporter: white house aides say the president has proposed $600 billion wo
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 4:00am PST
, senator john kerry of massachusetts seems the president's likely pick. >> i have no comments on the process. >> reporter: next, secretary of defense. senator kerry's name was floated for the job. but senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran and a republican, who became a critic of the iraq war, seems to have the edge. there's also the top job at the cia. the acting director, michael morrell, and white house counterterrorism adviser john brennan are considered top contenders. as the dominos fall, there's an interesting political angle. if senator kerry is tapped for a cabinet post, outgoing massachusetts senator, scott brown, is widely expected to run in the special election to fill kerry's seat. >> victory and defeat is temporary. we may, obviously, meet again. >> reporter: brown came to power in a 2010 special election to fill senator ted kennedy's old seat, but lost re-election in november to elizabeth warren. many said senator kerry was breeze through nomination as secretary of state. but he may face tough questions about his past support of syrian president bashar al assad. rob an
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 2:00am PST
areas back across massachusetts only an additional inch or so, especially inland areas where it is still all snow right now. as for wind gusts, the jersey shore, bricktownship, new jersey, barnegat bay, new jersey, picked up wind gusts near hurricane force, 70 to 75-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported through the night last night. we did also in dover, delaware, pick up a 64-mile-per-hour wind gust. so the winds along the coast have been brutal, but they are weakening right now. we do still have gusts near 50 miles per hour in boston, but all across the rest of the mid-atlantic region, wind gusts throughout the rest of the day should be more on the order of about 25 to 30 miles per hour. so, we are still going to deal with some of this storm today, especially in northern new england, but on the whole, the storm's mainly blowing away. >> terrible timing with so many people trying to get home. >> christmas week. you want a white christmas, but there are the travel troubles that come with it. >> thank you very much, dylan. >>> an update on the health of president george h.w. bush, who re
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 2:30am PST
was pouring there about an hour ago. traveling up through new england, especially massachusetts from providence northwards up 95 through new hampshire and maine, you will get drenched. it's a wet morning out there. visibility is low. the fog is not as bad as yesterday. in baltimore, the airport was shut down at one point. today's forecast, the heavy rain, hartford northward it will be moving out throughout the day. at least it's warm. you have to feel bad for the ski lovers, the snowmobilers, anyone who has anything do with winter recreation. this has been a miserable start to winter. where winter will be full force, a snowstorm heading from the rockies it will nail areas of nebraska, iowa and wisconsin. it looks to miss chicago. it looks like areas to the north and west of chicago will get snow. that's tomorrow into thursday. the forecast today will be clearing it out during the morning in new england, the southeast looks just fine. >> unbelievable how warm it is in the northeast. i was hoping for a bit of snow. >> only a week of snow, it's not looking good for a white christmas. >>
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
: there were only those two names on the list, senator kerry from massachusetts and u.n. ambassador susan rice. she removed her name after it became clear there would be an incredible fight over the nomination because of the statements she made after the tragedy in benghazi that cost the lives of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. john kerry, a long-time member of the senate, head of the foreign relations committee, will have no problem winning confirmation of that body. that will reconclude a fight there. that was a fight the president really didn't want to have this early in what will be his second term. so we expect the nomination to come later today. whether or not the president announces it himself we have yet to hear. back to you. jenna: wendell goler, thank you. jon: let's talk about all this with chris wallace. he is of course the anchor of "fox news sunday". maybe the worst-kept secret in washington. everybody expected it was going to be john kerry. what does he bring to this post, chris? >> well he certainly brings experience. he has been a member of the senate
FOX
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
show. that's scott bauer of trading advantage. > > thanks angie. newly-elected massachusettes senator elizabeth warren will reportedly take a seat on the senate banking committee. the huffington post reports warren has been selected to join the committee starting next year. warren, a major advocate of wall street regulation and cracking down on big banks, won the race for senator in massachusettes in the november election. she also helped launch the consumer financial protection bureau in 2010. two seats will be open on the banking committee after the year wraps up. 2012 is turning into a very profitable year for banks. the latest numbers show bank profits increased 9.4% in the 3rd quarter - the most in any quarter during the past 6 years. fdic reports the industry earned $37.6 billion, up 6.6% from last year. loan balances edged up .9% to $64 billion. the improving numbers are viewed as a sign banks are gaining strenghth and lending is showing signs of life. after the craziness of black friday, or more accurately what is becoming a "black weekend" of shopping following thanksgiving,
FOX
Dec 21, 2012 12:00pm PST
entire life has prepared him for the role. president obama announced the massachusetts as his choice for secretary of state. kerry appeared with the president at the white house this morning. the son of a diplomat, the 69- year-old democratic senator is a decorated vietnam veteran and currently chair us the attorney relations committee and has represented massachusetts in the senate since 19 85. >> i he's a -- he's a perfect choice to guide diplomacy in the years ahead. >> kerry is expected to be easily confirmed by his senate colleagues. he would replace hillary clinton who is stepping down in january. >>> as christmas gets closer, tensions are high at a mall in newark. we'll tell you why police were called this morning to take care of a crowd that wanted a sneaker. >>> old man winter is awake today. roark -- roque is rosemary orose zoe is tracking the -- rosemary orozco is tracking the storm. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with star
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
, massachusetts, connecticicut, new york. those are the fiveighest louisia, mississippi alaska, nevada, and alama. the former has theoughest gun lalaws and the lowest gun ownership. the oth five have the h highest gun ownership in the country and the most relaxed laws. >> we have the toughest gun laws in the city. it did not do much to cut down on the violence. it took a lot of policingng to do it. >> >> the state department had not given benghazi the security, both physical and personal resources, it needed. >> former ambassssador thomas pickering, chairman of the accountability review board. the board's report is the result of a pre designation so far- three rignation so fafar, but added that the end of this debate. >> it is not but i feel like -- when somebody is going down the street and they cut someononeff. the other guy isis serious and the errant driversays yoyou are right here that is what happened this week. the ate department saiaid you were right. it sort of took the wind out of the sales of the republican consnspira theorists', i think somewh. a hearing was only an hour-and- a-
FOX
Dec 17, 2012 4:00am PST
with more about to be added next year. this month, massachusetts became the latest state to reach a deal with online giant amazon to collect sales tax from online purchases by shoppers in massachusetts. brick and morter retailers call it a victory. "all brick-and-morter stores want a level playing field, and if their customers have to pay sales tax, they want their online colleagues to do the same." for years, states have treated internet sales similar to mail- order catalogues - no sales tax collected. but commerce department numbers show online sales soaring, leading the national conference of state legislatures to estimate states such as california could gain $4.16 billion, texas and new york nearly $1.8 billion each - nationwide, an estimated $23 billion dollars in state tax revenue. "all states face budget situations where they need to look under every rock to resolve it." "the states see this 'get-out- of-jail-free' card and their tax revenues declining, and they're screaming that there's huge opportunities there." three interstate commerce bills in congress would grant states
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 2:00am PST
to improve. we have an icing situation here you see across portions of southern massachusetts, falling as mostly snow in new hampshire. because of this, we have winter storm advisories and warnings across portions of new england. picking up as much 6 to 12 inches of snow, just because that's where the coldest of the air is locked in, where we're seeing this lighter shade of gray across southerning new england, it will start as snow tomorrow morning. and then change over to rain. then, down around southern new england, again just rain out of this event. most of the east coast will be seeing all rain. but the heaviest of it will work its way back in by tuesday. it will push that rain as far north central, northern none hampshire and maine. >> victoria? >> thank you. >>> coming up next -- president obama makes a bold promise during his remarks at newtown memorial. >> and a mother describes her own worst nightmare. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's ki
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
state massachusetts has a senate seat to fill. ted kennedy jr. is said to be considering a run for the senate seat. >>> and senate minority leader seems to be taking a challenge from actress ashley judd very seriously. a poll released to media outlets shows the senator leading only by four points in a potential matchup. >>> the second time around for the first lady a new book on me michelle obama takes a deeper look at her world. we will dig into the vacancy in massachusetts and one hometown boy turned movie star who may be considering a run there. you are watching msnbc. [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cleaning ingredients of one drop of the leading non-concentrated brand... to clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn does more. so it's not a chore. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take ty
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 11:30pm PST
-- when he became an activist. he was born on august 29, 1936 worcester, massachusetts and then to denver where howard spent most of his upbringing. as he talked about his sexual orientation and the fact that he was gay, youx:jr,i know, he sais aware being gay in the second grade. it gave me a strong empathy with other underdogs that stuck with me all of my life. howard was actually a junior in high school when he joined the local chapters of the naacp and he diagram onstraitd -- demonstrated leadership skills, managing the campaign of the first african-american candidate for the denver school board in 1955, working for the successful passage of colorado's fair employment law land serving on naacp denver and colorado boards. in the mid-50's his father threatened to cut off his college tuition if he did not end his political involvement. as howard remembered it my dad put a couple of checks on the dining room table. the checks for the next year's tuition and said get out of activism and you can have those checks. and this is what howard did. i tore them up in his face, and that was
WETA
Dec 28, 2012 8:30pm EST
massachusetts. he had two strikes against him which made it really difficult to win. >> i think obama won because republicans underestimated him, and they did it through a little self delusion that goes back to 2010 when they considered it to be a referendum on barack obama. it was not a referendum on barack obama. it was a referendum on the economy and the incumbent, but not barack obama the person. republicans thought it would be a slam-dunk in 2012, but what did they miss? they missed the fact that the turnout in 2010 was so far below what it was in 2008, and the people who did not turn out in 2010 -- young people, african- americans, women -- came out in big numbers for barack obama because they never did leave him. what we saw in 2012 was almost 2008 before. 2010 was an anomaly and they read too much into it and underestimated obama. >> according to "the boston globe," a couple of days before election day, mitt romney's manager signed in the to the effect that the race was unmistakably moving in mitt romney's direction. how could they have been so wrong? >> denial. in the polling
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
consumer in the primary was a conservative voter, just as a consumer in massachusetts was a liberal voter, and the general election was different. he thought he had to come at him from the right. in retrospect it's easy for matt rhoades to say we should have -- knocked him out with this -- >> >> why didn't he just say it's wrong. >> it's a little early to -- >> it's morally wrong to beat the hell out of young people who grew up, children of immigrants, legal or not. they didn't break any laws, the kids, and they're trying to go to school here. >> it's funny, at the time governor perry, and newt gingrich at the time as well, was much to the left of mitt romney on immigration. so i just think the campaign manager, matt rhoades, is someone -- he's an operative, he's been inside the bush world, inside the romney world in both cycles. we haven't heard from him hardly at all. he just didn't talk to the press during the campaign. this just offered a window. i think he was being honest -- >> maybe being tactical. by the way, w. was good on immigration. >> he was. >> here is matt rhoades again. he
PBS
Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
outspoken massachusetts democrat barney frank. >> the notion that people would not go along with an important public policy because i hurt their feelings, i don't think that's true. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the goinsupport othese institutio and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: a major winter storm surged into the midwest and northeast, fouling flight schedules and ruining road conditions on this day after christmas. the huge weather system left a trail of destruction in the gulf coast region and at least six people dead. >> oh, wow, oh jesus, look at that tornado. >> ifill: the calm of christmas night was shattered by tornadoes dropping from the sky across much of the deep south. this one hit near downtown mobile, alabama, ripping apart a church, a high school and a number of homes. at least 34 twisters struck in texas, louisiana, mississ
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